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Current year-to-date ( YTD ) data is through December 2018.

Imports: Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity

Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity, the No. 466 import by value totaled $49.7 million for the month of December, $572.89 million through December of 2018, and $444.42 million for all of 2017, the latest annual data available, according to U.S. Census Bureau data analyzed by WorldCity. Need more details? Read more

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Top Sources

RankCountryYTD
1Canada$153.47 M
2China$97.33 M
3Taiwan$84.39 M
4Mexico$69.31 M
5Germany$28.08 M
6Japan$23.79 M
7Italy$17.35 M
8Poland$16.66 M
9South Korea$15.89 M
10India$9.81 M
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January – December 2018

Top Ports

Total Trade: $572.89 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Port Lavaca, Texas $97,588,945
2Port of Houston $56,119,091
3Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. $34,386,011
4Port Laredo $30,227,477
5Port of Los Angeles $28,713,470
6Port of Newark $25,703,136
7Port of Virginia $23,381,108
8Rouses Point / Lacolle Border Crossing, N.Y. $18,885,198
9Port of New Orleans $18,345,144
10Dunseith Border Crossing, N.D. $18,094,862

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity increased 28.91 percent through December to $572.89 million

U.S. imports of Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity increased 28.91 percent from $444.42 million to $572.89 million in 2018 when compared to the same period the previous year, according to WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

The category ranked 466 through December among the roughly 1,265 import commodity groupings as classified by Census. It ranked No. 493 for the last full year with a total value of $444.42 million, a $3.44 million, 0.77 percent decreased from the 2016 total.

Through December of this year the leading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Taiwan, No. 4 Mexico and No. 5 Germany. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Port Lavaca, Texas, No. 2 Port of Houston, No. 3 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 4 Port Laredo and No. 5 Port of Los Angeles.

In the last previous full year, theleading sources were No. 1 Canada, No. 2 China, No. 3 Mexico, No. 4 Japan and No. 5 South Korea. The leading gateways were No. 1 Port of Houston, No. 2 Pembina Border Crossing, N.D., No. 3 Port of Los Angeles, No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Virginia.

January – December 2018

Top Countries

RankCountryTotal YTD
1Canada $153,473,791
2China $97,326,487
3Taiwan $84,385,022
4Mexico $69,311,132
5Germany $28,076,648
6Japan $23,792,576
7Italy $17,351,263
8Poland $16,659,608
9South Korea $15,886,717
10India $9,814,402

January – December 2018

Top Districts

RankDistrictTotal YTD
1Laredo $19,246,880
2Houston $15,591,508
3Pembina, N.D. $12,992,702
4New York City $7,371,422
5Charleston $6,370,606
6Detroit $5,937,252
7New Orleans $5,127,732
8Ogdensburg, N.Y. $5,056,912
9San Diego $4,689,733
10Los Angeles $4,106,369

Looking at specific airports, seaports and border crossings, the top five through in the year were:

Highlights for the top five ports:

  • Port of Port Lavaca, Texas rose 1932.1 percent compared to last year to $97.59 million.
  • Port of Houston fell 8.41 percent compared to last year to $56.12 million.
  • Pembina Border Crossing, N.D. rose 13.65 percent compared to last year to $34.39 million.
  • Port Laredo rose 181.71 percent compared to last year to $30.23 million.
  • Port of Los Angeles fell 0.56 percent compared to last year to $28.71 million.

There are several hundred airports, seaports and border crossings that handle international trade; they are, in turn, part of the roughly four dozen U.S. Customs districts.

Highlights for the top five foreign markets:

  • U.S. imports from No. 1 Canada increased $50.62 million, 49.21 percent, (26.79 percent of all shipments).
  • U.S. imports from No. 2 China decreased $63,065, 0.06 percent, (16.99 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 3 Taiwan increased $76.53 million, 974.37 percent, (14.73 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 4 Mexico increased $31.44 million, 83.03 percent, (12.1 percent market share).
  • U.S. imports from No. 5 Germany increased $4.7 million, 20.08 percent, (4.9 percent of all shipments).

All totaled, 75.51 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped from the top five markets through December of this year. That is equal to $432.57 million of the $572.89 million total.

All totaled, 43.12 percent of all these Iron and steel containers, more than 300l capacity imports to the United States were shipped to the top five Ports through December of this year. That is equal to $247.03 million of the $572.89 million total